I’m Melanie, a UKCP Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with years of experience in providing individual and couple’s therapy, treating a range of presenting issues.
I offer bespoke therapeutic services from my private practice based in Heaton and Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. My short-term, medium-term and long-term therapy sessions all use an integrative relational approach that is bespoke to each client’s needs.
Since every individual has unique problems, goals, and therapeutic pace, I provide therapy that is flexible and tailored to each person. This means I will be alongside you through your journey, and help you to work through whatever issues you are experiencing. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive space for you to explore yourself and grow.
I hold a Master’s degree in Integrative Psychotherapy from Newman University, Birmingham and a postgraduate diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling (NGPC). I also have a diploma in Psychotherapy, and one in Therapeutic Counselling from the NGPC, as well as certificates in Couples Work and Supervision Skills. I am working towards a Diploma in Supervision.
I have delivered therapy in GP practices in primary health care settings, as well as for third sector counselling services. I have also worked as a therapist at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling. Along with my extensive background in short and long-term individual counselling, I have experience of providing short term therapy to couples.
Before I pursued a career in psychotherapy and counselling, I worked for 16 years in a large private company. This personal experience of the pressures facing workforces and the effects that they can have on morale has given me a unique therapeutic perspective.
My areas of expertise are: Bereavement, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), low mood, anxiety, dealing with negative thoughts, relationship problems, depression, grief and loss, sleep deprivation, procrastination, self- esteem, transgenerational influences and work-related issues.
As a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I am bound by their professional ethical codes of conduct and have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service DBS Certificate (previously the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).